Life at Grace

Life at Grace .

Social & Community .

It’s amazing how easily College life can be the crucible for bonded lifetime friendships. Social and community activities and events play an important role in making your on-campus life an unforgettable experience. Here’s a guide to what’s on at Grace.

Orientation Week (O-Week) .

This is THE big week of the year for any university, but as a college we’re particularly renowned for our O-Week activities, filled with outrageous fun, useful information and the forging of fast friendships that last a lifetime.

At Grace College, we complement your university O-Week events with our own special calendar of activities. This week helps you settle into life at Grace, life at university and for most, life in a new, vibrant, sub-tropical city.

2023 O-Week promises to be even bigger and better as our community continues to become ever more diverse!

A calendar of events .

As well as a our regular Grace events, life at a residential college gives you exclusive access to the wider college events calendar, so whether you’re a big-event social butterfly, or prefer getting to know people in small group settings, there’s something for you. Popular events include:

  • O-Week Celebrations and Activities
  • Grace@Home
  • Grace, ICC and other College Balls
  • Buck's Night/Hen's Party
  • Leadership, Academic and Community dinners
  • Inter-GRACE-ion & Cele-GRACE-ion
  • Grace's Got Talent and student showcases
  • Wellness Week & Purple Brunch
  • Celebrations for important holidays like Easter, Ramadan and Christmas
  • Valedictory and End of Year Celebrations

Community Service .

At Grace, we like to be active in helping the broader communities in which we live, study and play. We have a strong tradition of giving back, and our residents have many opportunities to get involved in helping out.

Some of our favourite activities include ‘Do it in a dress’ – fundraising to improve access to education for girls globally; Clean Up Australia Day, Blood Drive and ICC Camp-out.

Social and Community

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